As part of a follow-up investigation from information obtained via a "Crime Stoppers" tip, members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) Narcotics Bureau, Marijuana Eradication Team, along with station narcotics investigators, served a search warrant in the 2900 block of Ana Street, unincorporated Compton.
At the conclusion of the operation, a large sophisticated marijuana growing operation was discovered inside a warehouse. Approximately 4,199 live plants were seized, along with approximately 200 pounds of finished marijuana product. The recovered marijuana has a combined estimated street value of $7.5 million dollars.
12 adults were arrested for the cultivation of marijuana and booked into the Century Regional Detention Center. The suspects are being held in lieu of $50,000.00 bail.
The investigation is ongoing and there is no additional information available at this time.
The mission of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Narcotics Bureau, is to investigate and enforce the law as it pertains to the illegal use, possession, sales, manufacturing, and transportation of controlled substances. Safety, integrity, and service to the community is the foundation of every action in fulfilling this critical task.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Lieutenant Baudino (562) 946-7125. If you prefer to remain anonymous, you may call "L.A. Crime Stoppers" at 800-222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the "P3 MOBILE APP" on Google play or the app Store, or use the website http://lacrimestoppers.org